Tiramisu with a twist, perfect celebration dessert!

2019-12-14T12:10:56+02:00December 14th, 2019|From the Kitchen, Italy, Travel & Adventures|

Tiramisu, one of Italy’s favourite desserts! Most of Italy’s traditional recipes date back for centuries, but this iconic dessert is fairly young. In the 1960’s a chef in the Veneto region prepared it and it was an instant hit! In fact, so much so that the name tiramisu translates as ‘pick me up’ or ‘cheer [...]

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A recipe from Tuscany – Gorgonzola Sauce

2019-12-07T13:48:20+02:00December 7th, 2019|From the Kitchen, Italy|

At last we have summer weather in the Cape! This dish was inspired Italy and easily be accommodated in a summer or winter menu.   When we were in Tuscany one of our closest villages was Lecchi. It’s a tiny picturesque village with just one coffee shop and one restaurant, Malborghetto, where we dined during [...]

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A Taste of Tuscany – food, wine & friends!

2019-11-20T15:01:07+02:00November 20th, 2019|Italy, Travel & Adventures, Wine Experiences & Accessories|

We have frequently visited France where we always choose to spend time in a self catering establishment where we can shop at the local markets and cook our own meals. When we planned our Italian adventure this year I was determined to spend as much time as possible in rural Tuscany, doing the same. Many [...]

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Our Italian Adventure – Venice!

2019-10-09T19:35:18+02:00October 9th, 2019|Italy, Travel & Adventures|

Why Italy they asked? You’ve been before! Yes, I have been several times, but I simply had to feel and ‘taste’ the exciting Italian vibe again! Our good friends, who also enjoy food and wine, John and Sue joined us on our 3 week holiday to Venice, Bologna, Tuscany and Rome. Over the next few [...]